National housing and homeless charity, Peter McVerry trust is to deliver social housing in Clare for the first time.

Working in partnership with Clare County Council, the charity has secured six apartments in Ennis that will help in meeting the housing needs of people impacted by homelessness in the county.

CEO of Peter McVerry Trust, Pat Doyle stated, “I am delighted to be able to announce that we have begun to provide housing and supports to people in Clare and help Clare County Council to move more people out of homelessness. We have secured 6 apartments in Ennis which has allowed us to progress 13 people, made up of singles and families, out of homelessness.”

“As is our normal practice, we will be providing all individuals with intensive visiting supports. Those supports are crucial in helping to make the move into a new home a success for the tenants and the broader community. In 2016, Peter McVerry Trust opened its Mid-West Regional office in Limerick City and from there we have a dedicated a housing with supports team that provides specialist supports to our tenants, for everything from property maintenance issues to employment and education supports.”

Doyle outlined that they are “particularly interested” in now talking to personnel that have vacant homes which may qualify for the repair and leasing scheme or property which can be purchased under the buy and renew scheme. “These two schemes are great as they not only provide new homes but can also deal with issues like derelict properties that require significant works before re-letting.” He was confident the new collaboration with Clare County Council “will go from strength to strength and lead to many more people exiting homelessness.”

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